Shizuoka Railway Shizuoka–Shimizu Line

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Shizuoka-Shimizu Line
Overview
Native name 静岡清水線 (Shizuoka-Shimizu-sen)
Locale Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Termini Shizuoka
Shin-Shimizu
Stations 15
Operation
Opened May 18, 1908 (1908-05-18)
Operator(s) Shizuoka Railway
Technical
Line length 11 km (6.8 mi)
Number of tracks double
Track gauge 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
Electrification 600 V DC
Route map
Shizuoka Railway Linemap.svg
A 3000 series EMU
Shin-Shizuoka station, built with Shinshizuoka-Center Department Store, a part of Shizutetsu Group

The Shizuoka-Shimizu Line (静岡清水線?, Shizuoka-Shimizu-sen) is a railway line in Shizuoka Prefecture, between Shin-Shizuoka in Aoi Ward and Shin-Shimizu in Shimizu Ward, all within the city of Shizuoka. This is the only line operated by the private railway operator Shizuoka Railway (Shizutetsu).

Services[edit]

The line has a fairly frequent service, with trains operating every 5 minutes during the peaks, and every 6 minutes during the daytime and at weekends, linking Shin-Shizuoka and Shin-Shimizu in 20 minutes. All the trainsets are formed of two cars, and are driver-only operated. All the stations accept LuLuCa, a smart card ticketing system. They accept PiTaPa and ICOCA as well.

Stations[edit]

No. Station Japanese Distance (km) Transfers Location
S01 Shin-Shizuoka 新静岡 0.0 Aoi-ku, Shizuoka
S02 Hiyoshichō 日吉町 0.3
S03 Otowachō 音羽町 0.8
S04 Kasugachō 春日町 1.5
S05 Yunoki 柚木 2.0
S06 Naganuma 長沼 3.1 Tokaido Main Line (at Higashi-Shizuoka)
S07 Furushō 古庄 3.8
S08 Ken-Sōgō Undōjō 県総合運動場 4.8 Suruga-ku, Shizuoka
S09 Kenritsu-Bijutsukan Mae 県立美術館前 5.7 Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka
S10 Kusanagi 草薙 6.4 Tokaido Main Line
S11 Mikadodai 御門台 7.4
S12 Kitsunegasaki 狐ヶ崎 8.3
S13 Sakurabashi 桜橋 10.0
S14 Irieoka 入江岡 10.3
S15 Shin-Shimizu 新清水 11.0 Tokaido Main Line (at Shimizu)

Rolling stock[edit]

  • 1000 series EMUs
  • A3000 series two-car EMUs (since 24 March 2016)

The first of a new fleet of A3000 series two-car electric multiple unit (EMU) trains entered service on 24 March 2016.[1]

History[edit]

The line opened in 1908 as a 762 mm (2 ft 6 in) gauge line to the Shin-Shimizu wharf, and was regauged to 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in) and electrified at 600 V DC in 1920. The line was double-tracked in sections between 1925 and 1930 except the section to the wharf, which closed in 1945.[citation needed]

CTC signalling was commissioned in 1979.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates material from the corresponding article in the Japanese Wikipedia.

  1. ^ 静岡鉄道A3000形が営業運転を開始 [Shizuoka Railway A3000 series enters revenue service]. Japan Railfan Magazine Online (in Japanese). Japan: Koyusha Co., Ltd. 25 March 2016. Retrieved 25 March 2016. 

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